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devil that danced on the water

a daughter"s memoir of her father, her family, her country, and a continent

by Aminatta Forna

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Published by HarperCollins in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sierra Leone
    • Subjects:
    • Forna, Aminatta -- Childhood and youth.,
    • Forna, Mohamed.,
    • Sierra Leone -- Politics and government -- 1961-,
    • Sierra Leone -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAminatta Forna.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT2448.F67 A3 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 403 p. ;
      Number of Pages403
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3629561M
      ISBN 100002570653
      LC Control Number2002421041

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The Devil that Danced on the Water is a book of pain and anger and sorrow, written with tremendous dignity and beautiful precision: a remarkable, and important, story of Africa. The Amazon Book Review Free book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll Cited by: 9. Solid The Devil That Danced On The Water: A Daughter's Quest, is about Aminatta Forna's father Dr. Mohammed Forna, a politician in Sierra Leone during the civil war.

This is a hard book to review mainly because it is one part memoir and another part biography/5. The Devil that Danced on the Water is a book of pain and anger and sorrow, written with tremendous dignity and beautiful precision: a remarkable story of a father, a family, a country and a continent.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. The devil that danced on the water: a daughter's quest User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Forna, a writer and broadcaster who lives in London, has written this memoir as an act of catharsis and discovery.

The daughter of a white British mother and a black African father from Sierra Leone Read full reviewReviews: 1. The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Memoir Aminatta Forna pp, HarperCollins, £ When western television screens began to show women and children with amputated limbs, and Author: Victoria Brittain.

Buy The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Memoir New Ed by Forna, Aminatta (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Aminatta Forna, OBE (born ) is a Scottish and Sierra Leonean writer. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil That Danced on the Water, and four novels: Ancestor Stones (), The Memory of Love (), The Hired Man () and Happiness ().

Her novel The Memory of Love was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for "Best Book" inand was also. Culture > Books > Reviews The Devil That Danced on the Water, by Aminatta Forna Christopher Hope is dazzled by the courage and clarity.

This is a critical study of her four works: a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water, and three novels, Ancestor Stones, The Memory of Love and The Hired Man. This study makes the case that Forna's works delve into the historical and political landscapes of Sierra Leone and trace the growth and development of the nation from the pre.

[The Devil That Danced on the Water is] an original work made out of necessity.” —Lorraine Adams, The Washington Post Book World “Poignant and passionate [Forna’s] father was taken from their home and executed in a government attempt to quash democracy.

But this isn’t a political book. Aminatta Forna is a writer and author of The Devil that Danced on the Water, a memoir of her dissident father. Her most recent book Ancestor Stones, a novel, was published in July and tells the story of the lives of four sister, daughters of a wealthy West African plantation owner/5().

The Devil that Danced on the Water is a book of pain and anger and sorrow, written with tremendous dignity and beautiful precision: a remarkable, and important, story of Africa.

© Aminatta Forna. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P) Audible Inc. Read & /5(56). The Devil That Danced on the Water is a book of pain and anger and sorrow, written with tremendous dignity and beautiful precision: a remarkable, and important story of Africa." 4/5(8).

Forna talked about her book [The Devil That Danced on the Water], published by Grove Atlantic. When she was ten, Ms. Forna's father, an opposition leader in Sierra Leone, was executed by the.

The Devil that Danced on the Water is a book of pain and anger and sorrow, written with tremendous dignity and beautiful precision: a remarkable, and important, story of Africa.

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Specifications. Publisher: Grove Atlantic. Book Format: Paperback. Original Languages: English. Number of Pages: Author: Aminatta Forna/5(4). The Devil that Danced on the Water is a book of pain and anger and sorrow, written with tremendous dignity and beautiful precision: a remarkable, and important, story of Africa.

About the Author. Aminatta Forna is an author, broadcaster and journalist. Buy at. Powerful book about a childhood in Africa and a story of a Childs love for her father I was disappointed when I started listening to The Devil That Danced on the Water and realized that, in Andoh’s voice, people from Sierra Leone sound the same as people from Nigeria.

This does not help to combat the Western perception that “Africa is a.The Devil who Danced on the Water” () is a classic example of a lyrical memoir.

In terms of how it was written, she discusses how she wrote it using her memories including the fragmented ones from when she was a young girl, but that she required the use of interviews as a way of recollecting certain events that took place in Sierra Leone at the time of her father’s .Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and now divides her time between London and Sierra Leone.

Her published works include The Devil that Danced on the Water (), a memoir of her dissident father and her country, Ancestor Stones (), a novel set in West Africa, The Memory of Love (), The Hired Man () and .